Thinking of good TV shows to watch? Google Search's new feature will help you with that

Thinking of good TV shows to watch? Google Search’s new feature will help you with that

With the release of Android 10 in Pixel and Essential phones, Google continues to tweak other aspects of its being. Earlier this month, Google Maps added a new feature – Street View that helps users to navigate their way easily and faster.

Now, Google is answering the question of – what do you really want to watch? With so many movies and TV shows to choose from, it is very easy to get overwhelmed. The tech company is adding a feature that personalizes TV shows and movies to watch, including the info on where the content is available.

What to binge-watch?

Google continues to exert effort in pointing searchers to informative content about TV shows and films. When you search for things like “good shows to watch” or “what to watch,” Google will display a carousel-style menu with TV shows and movies that researchers can swipe from left to right.

Google Search recommends TV shows and movies for you to watch
Google Search recommends TV shows and movies for you to watch

You can tap the Start button in the “Top picks for you” carousel to rate your favorite movies and TV shows to help Google better understand your tastes, also for better results. For example, when you search for “comedy movies” researchers will get recommendations specifically for that.

Google's newly added feature on Search personalizes TV shows and movies
Google’s newly added feature on Search personalizes TV shows and movies

Moreso, you can also select which services are you subscribed to and have access to in order to further customize your recommendations. These services include Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO and HBO NOW, Amazon Prime Video, Showtime and Showtime Anytime, CBS All Access and Starz.

Google takes data from online services, cable, and TV satellites to create a list for good movies and TV shows to watch
Google takes data from online services, cable, and TV satellites to create a list for good movies and TV shows to watch

Plus, if you have cable TV or satellite subscriptions, you can also indicate it. Google will include a list of shows and movies available for rent, purchase, or stream free from online services like iTunes, Prime Video, Google Play Movies & TV, and Vudu. Plus, it also includes content from network apps like ABC, Freeform, Lifetime, CBS, Comedy Central, A&E, and History.

To sum up…

After giving Google the data about your film interests, future results for things to watch will then be perfectly tailored for you. The tech company also stresses that the information is only being used for recommendations and not being offered to advertisers. Google’s main purpose is to help researchers get the information that they needed.

The company notes that researchers can get specific with their requests, such as asking “horror movies from the 80s”. If you can’t remember the title of the movie you want to watch, you can key in “cartoon movie with balloons tied up to the house”.

So, if by now you are still stuck on looking for good TV shows to binge-watch, Google has got your back. The feature goes live on mobile for users in the U.S. for the time being.

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